How to Create a Shortcut to a Website

A shortcut is an icon usually located on the desktop that links to a particular file or application. Although shortcuts are most commonly used for programs, it is also possible to create a shortcut to a website as well. This is useful if there is a particular website or page that you tend to visit often. Creating a website shortcut takes little time and will save you the time of opening a browser and loading your bookmarks.

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Open your web browser. It is possible to create a website shortcut in Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Safari.

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Adjust the size of the browser window so you can view the desktop.

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Go to a website. Enter the URL into the search bar and press "Enter."

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Create the shortcut by dragging the icon next to the URL onto the desktop. For most websites, this icon resemble a blank piece of paper.